Public Invited to Stakeholder Meetings on Moving Voc Rehab to State Labor Department - Greeley

(DENVER) -- In March, Governor John Hickenlooper signed legislation into law that will transfer the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) from the Department of Human Services into the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE).

The legislation mandated that public meetings be conducted throughout the state to allow the public, including individuals with disabilities, opportunities to provide input. A meeting has been scheduled in Greeley on September 21.

            When:     September 21, 5 PM to 6:30 PM

            Where:    Connections for Independent Living, 1331 8th Avenue, Greeley

“The meeting will continue an important dialogue between the Department of Labor and Employment and the disability community,” says Executive Director Ellen Golombek “The information shared with us at this meeting – and what we have learned at other meetings -- will help guide our work in developing legislation that will complete the transition and ensure its success.”

For more information about this meeting and to RSVP, visit or call 303-318-8008.

Note: American Sign Language interpretation and wheelchair access have been arranged. Reasonable accommodation or the services of a spoken language interpreter will happily be provided on request by contacting Lara Lemley at or 303-318-8008.

Although we welcome these requests anytime, providing adequate notice increases our ability to effectively meet your needs. For those who use public transportation contact Greeley-Evans Transit at 970-350-9287 to plan your trip. For more information about the upcoming stakeholder meetings, see the Notice of Public Meeting that accompanies this press release.

For Immediate Release

Date:    September 14, 2015

Contact:    Office of Government, Policy and Public Relations

Phone:    Bill Thoennes at (303) 318-8004 or Cher Haavind at (303) 318-8003